Recent graduates and their Career Paths
- Udaya K Vempati (2005).
Udaya Vempati joined the group in September 2002. In May 2005, he defended
his Masters Thesis titled ""Reversibility Windows, Non-aging and Nano Scale
Phase Separation in Bulk Germanium-Phosphorus-Sulfide Glasses". He will
continue his study at Material Science Department, Johns Hopkins University.
- Fei Wang (2004).
joined the group in Sep 2000. She defended Master thesis entitled
Intermediate Phase and Stress in
Glasses" in Oct 2002 and her PhD
"Self-organization and Stress in Network Glasses" in Nov, 2004. She is
now faculty at Dept of Electrical Engineering, California Polytechnic State
- Tao Qu (2004). Tao
joined University of Cincinnati in fall of 2000.
defended his PhD dissertation entitled,
Self-organization in network glasses" in Jan, 2004. He is currently
working at Nokia in Detroit.
- Luichun Cai (2003). Mr. Liuchun Cai joined the activities of the
research group in
2001. For the past two years he has examined nanoscale phase separation
effects in glasses. He defended his Masters Thesis entitled,
Structure of (Ga2S3)x(GeS2)1-x
glasses by Raman scattering and T-modulated DSC"
in May, 2003. Later he joined Material Science Department, University of
Minnesota for further graduate studies.
- Swapnajit Chakravarty (2003). Swapnajit joined the research group in
fall 2001 from
Jadavpur University, India.
In May 2003, he defended his Masters Thesis entitled,
"Self-Organization and Aging in Network Glasses". Earlly in July, he joined
Department of Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan for further
- Daniel Georgiev (2003). Daniel
G.Georgiev defended his Ph.D. Thesis in
2003. The title of his thesis is
"Molecular Structure and Intermediate Phases in Group V binary Chalcogenide
Glasses". It was recognized as an outstanding thesis by the Department
of Electrical, Computer Engineering and Computer Science. Daniel is
currently working on "Smart Sensors and Integrated Microsystems (SSIM) " in
a multidisciplinary research group in the College of Engineering
at Wayne State University as a Research Associate.
- Hai Tang (2000). Hai Tang joined the research group in Sept
1997 from Tsinghua University
in China. He worked on synthesis and characterization of bulk LaS. He
defended his Masters thesis entitled, "Synthesis and Characterization of LaS",
in January 2000. Hai Tang joined Qualcomm in April 2000 and is currently
responsible for asic testing.
- Yu Wang (2000). Yu Wang graduated with M.S. in Electrical Engineering
in 2000 from the University of Cincinnati. He worked for Ericsson in North
Caroline till 2003 as a system engineer. He has now relocated at Texas
Instruments and is working as senior system engineer in the wireless
communication area at the San Diego location.
- Fan Shi (1999). Master Student.
Deepak Selvanathan (1998).
Deepak Selvanathan joined the research
group in fall 1996 after a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electronics and
Communication Engineering from Pondicherry Engineering College. He obtained a
Masters degree in Electrical Engineering in September 1998. The title of his
Thesis was, "Multiplicity of Stiffness Threshold in Si-Se glasses from Raman
scattering and T-Modulated DSC". Deepak joined University of Illinois in
September 1998 to pursue Ph.D. Thesis work in the Department of Electrical
Engineering. At UIUC, he is pursuing research in the area of GaN and related
semiconductor devices in the Advanced Processing and Circuits group.
- Najib El Boudakhani. Master Student.
Richard Harris (August 1998). Master
- Xingwei Feng (December, 1997).
- Gordon Anaple (June 1996). Master Student.
Yaoxiang Wu Ph.D.
Yaoxiong Wu graduated
with a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering in 1995*. The title of his thesis was
"Microscopic Signature of Superconductivity in the Cuprates Probed by the
Mossbauer Effect". He was hired by Sony as a Device engineer for technology
transfer, starting in November of 1994, and worked for 4 years at their
facility in San Antonio, Texas. Currently he is employed as Technology
Transfer Engineering Manager with Motorolla in Austin, Texas, and is
responsible for semiconductor process technology transfer projects from
Motorola to other manufacturers located in Asia, Europe as well as in the US.
*Thesis defended in Nov. 1994 and went to Sony immediately after. Ph.D degree
is granted in March 1995 by normal procedure.
- Min Zhang Ph.D. Min Zhang graduated with a Ph.D.
in Electrical Engineering in Dec 1995. He worked for Actel Corp. for 3 years
in Sunnyvale, CA. In 1998, he was hired by Motorola and moved to Austin, TX.
Since Feb 2001, he is working for TSMC in Austin, TX. He recently visited
Cincinnati in Jun 2009.
Marlene Van der Bergh Ph.D.* (IKS, Belgium)
- Chuck Blue Ph.D. (June 1992)
- Griet S'heeren Ph.D.* (IKS, Belgium)
- Derong Zhou Ph.D. (Civil Eng. UC, June 1991)
- Shekar Pradhan Ph.D. (June 1991).
Shekhar Pradhan joined
the research group in 1985, and worked on high temperature superconductivity.
In 1990, he defended his Ph.D. thesis entitled "Metal Doping Effects in
YBa2Cu4O8". He is currently Director of Sponsored Programs along with
Professor and Department Head of Electrical Engineering Technology at
Bluefield State College, Bluefield, WV.
Ivan Zitkovsky Ph.D. (June 1989)
- Khaled Elgaid (June 1989)
- Chuck Blue (August 1988)
George Lemon (June 1986)
- Chen-Tai Ma Ph.D. (December 1986)
- Wayne Bresser Ph.D. (October 1986)
- Joe Wang Ph.D. (August 1983)
- Marc Marcuso Ph.D. (August 1981)
- Michael Blizzard (June 1981)
- Chang Suk Kim Ph.D. (August 1980)
- Dr Michael Tenhover and his wife Mari recently
visited Cincinnati. He is a Cincinnati native. Mike Tenhover started his
scientific career working on amorphous materials and magnetic Heusler alloys
in the early seventies as an undergraduate in Physics at UC with P.
Boolchand. He received his Ph.D. in Applied Physics at Caltech, and
for 16 years at SOHIO (later British Petroleum) to become BP Chief Scientist
in Advanced Materials, and Director of the Carborundum Technology Center in
Niagara Falls. During this time Mike was awarded 36 US Patents in topics
such as amorphous metals, rechargeable batteries, ammoxidation catalysis,
electrochemical anodes, ceramics, aerospace composites, microelectronic
packaging, and powder processing. Mike also twice received the Carborundum
New Product of the Year Award. Dr. Tenhover then moved to New York City as
Vice-President of Technology for the American Division of the Hosokawa
Micron Company, and a few years later to the Hosokawa World Headquarters in
Osaka, Japan as Chief Technology Officer. There he was responsible for all
new product development and the seven Global R&D centers of the Hosokawa
Group. In 2003, he left Japan and started a technology consulting company,
Tenhover Consultants, in Oceanside, California. The company primarily deals
with manufacturing technology related to pharmaceuticals, powder processing,
oil& gas production, chemicals/catalysis, solar energy, and other
alternative energy topics.
- Marc Van Rossum Ph.D.* (IKS, Belgium, June 1977)
- David Langhammer Ph.D. (June 1976)
- Ken Wagner (June 1976)
- Ching-lu Lin Ph.D. (June 1974)
- Tom Henneberger (June 1974)
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